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Folly Beach Update and Real Estate Information

Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 1:36 pm by Margaret Hartwig Folly Beach
Welcome to the January Folly Beach Living Newsletter!  
Included this month is the end of the year statistics, the Calendar of Events, my Featured Listing, and more.  
Real Estate Market Tid Bits
According to the "2016 Annual Report on the Charleston Area Housing Market" by the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors, the total number of showings in the market was up 3.1 percent over last year.  April had the most growth in the number of showings, signaling an early demand for homes in the season.  Demand remained high throughout the year, as proven by the higher number of showings in the face of low supply.
On a different note, The Annual Report noted that mortgage rates a...
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December 2016 Folly Beach Real Estate and Island Update

Thu, Dec 15th 2016 1:45 pm by Margaret Hartwig Folly Beach

Welcome to the December Folly Beach Living Newsletter!

Fun for the Holidays

The ‘ off season' is in full swing while the festival season is gearing up.  Lots of holiday happenings are in the works, too.  The Civic Club is sponsoring the holiday light contest, Light Up! Folly.  Winners will be selected by the Civic Club between December 15 and 18th.  Winners will be selected based on unusual, original and /or Folly themed displays which must be visible from a public street.  Plus, don’t miss The City’s light display at the Folly River Park!

The one and only Folly Beach Flip Flop Drop will be on Saturday December 31st at midnight with music beginning at 10pm when the flip flop goes up....

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Folly Beach Update and Real Estate Information

Tue, Nov 15th 2016 1:45 pm by Margaret Hartwig Folly Beach

Welcome to the November Folly Beach Living Newsletter!

 
Folly & Hurricane Matthew
Many have asked how Folly faired through Hurricane Matthew.  Mayor Tim Goodwin estimates that there were 400 people on the island during the storm.  The number includes first responders and press who stayed at the Tides Hotel, which did not close.  The Island operated under emergency status and had a mandatory evacuation.  Following the storm, clean up ensued of debris.  And, although our beach suffered much erosion and sand movement, our dunes performed the job of protecting our infrastructure.  Work to rebuild them through renourishment, sand fencing, and beach planting is currently being pursued.  Ass...
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October 2016 Folly Beach Market and Beach Update

Sat, Oct 15th 2016 1:50 pm by Margaret Hartwig Folly Beach
 Welcome to the October Folly Beach Living Newsletter!
With Hurricane Matthew behind us and temperatures dropping, Folly is looking ahead to prepare for next year's season and improvement projects.  While Folly did have some damage (see article 'Washout Wiped Out' below), we were very lucky with hurricane Matthew's timing.  While we were hit at low tide, areas like Edisto Beach, Daufuskie Island, and the Beaufort area including Fripp Island were hit very hard.  For those interested in up to date Edisto information, click HERE.  Local sources have been very complimentary of Folly Beach's handling of the situation before, during, and after the hurricane.  
Upcoming events includ...
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September 2016 Folly Beach Real Estate Market and Island Update

Thu, Sep 15th 2016 2:00 pm by Margaret Hartwig Folly Beach

Welcome to the September Folly Beach Living Newsletter!

September brings with it the height of hurricane season and a slower pace.  

Hurricane preparedness is a big topic this time of year.  Find resources for preparedness on the City of Folly Beach's website.  The public safety department has been busy preparing the island.  This year was predicted to be a busy year.  Hermine brought with it the closure of the Charleston County Schools and many businesses.  Yet damages were kept at a minimum.  Primarily heavy winds and water levels causing downed limbs and power outages were the effects.  Julia, that passed yesterday, was a nonissue.  A positive side effect is the plants love the r...

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August 2016 Folly Beach Real Estate Market and Beach Update

Mon, Aug 15th 2016 2:05 pm by Margaret Hartwig Folly Beach


Welcome to the August Folly Beach Living Newsletter!

As another terrific tourist and summer season come to a close, my newsletter found below will compare this July to that of last summer.  Also included in the newsletter are real estate statistics, events, and my featured listing.  The Loafer is a 2nd row vintage beach cottage that has been lovingly maintained.  Plus, it sits directly across from a beach access!
Immediately following are local happenings, articles of interest, and lender tips.
I hope you enjoy!
Ulf
Rebuilding Folly Park at the west end of Folly
Folly Park managers are proposing to rebuild facilities and perhaps expand them with features such as sunset view ...
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August 2016 Folly Beach Living Newsletter

Mon, Aug 15th 2016 2:05 pm by Margaret Hartwig Folly Beach

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July 2016 Folly Beach Real Estate Market and Island Update

Fri, Jul 15th 2016 2:10 pm by Margaret Hartwig Folly Beach

Welcome to the July Folly Beach Living Newsletter!  Summer is in full swing at the beach!  

 
The Best of Travel and Leisures 2016 has moved Charleston from the #1 City in N. America to.... The #1 City in the World! The articles goes on to say, "The City has shown incredible resilience and, as one reader wrote, there is still "no place quite like it."  Antebellum charm, excellent boutiques, and the beautiful waterfronts at Sullivan's Island and Folly Beach make this city one of the most beloved in the U.S.", says the article.   HERE is the link to the Travel and Leisure's Best of 2016 article.
 
Charleston area island vacation rentals are up as sighted in a recent Post and Courier art...
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May 2016 Folly Beach Real Estate Market and Island Update

Sun, May 15th 2016 2:10 pm by Margaret Hartwig Folly Beach
Welcome to the May Folly Beach Living Newsletter!  
With the Festival Season on Folly over, May brings with it Beach Movie Nights, Moonlit Mixers, Reggae Nights at the Park, and fantastic Farmer's Markets (downtown Charleston and at the Folly River Park).  Also in May are Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto- two of the Charleston area's biggest annual attractions.  What exciting precursors to the summer season.
Topics at the beach this month include preparation for the upcoming tourist season.  From weekly recycling (Wednesdays), turtle season,  heightened public safety, to hurricane preparedness, the island is gearing up.  You may find current updates from the City of Folly Beach HERE.  An...
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